• Fasting for your motherland

    A short story from a train trip from Moscow to Makhachkala (Daghestan).

  • Contacts that matter

    Polish-German stereotypes have varied across time and have been heavily dependent on the period in history, people’s personal experiences and the political climate. 

  • When an academic ignores inconvenient facts

    A review of Richard Sakwa’s Frontline Ukraine. Crisis in the Borderlands. Published by I. B. Tauris, London, 2015.

  • Making Sense of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s Enlargement

    The accession of India and Pakistan to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) reflects the Chinese vision of managing regional stability and tackling growing competition.

  • Invisible People of Belarus

    Invisible People of Belarus is a documentary project about the lives of disabled people and Chernobyl victims locked up in governmental institutions called ‘internats’.

  • Resolving borders and building bridges

    The Polish-German Treaty of Good Neighbourship and Friendly Co-operation was a new beginning in relations between the two states and a building bloc in the construction of a new Europe.

  • The case of Oksana Makar

    Extract from a book titled Kill the Dragon. Ukrainian Revolutions (Czarne 2016, in Press). Originally in Polish, translated by the author.

  • NATO Warsaw Summit: Georgia and other unanswered questions

    As the Warsaw NATO Summit approaches, it is crucial to discuss how the potential membership of Georgia could impact the alliance and the European integration.

  • Women in the North Caucasus conflicts: An under-reported plight

    Women in Chechnya have never been under such pressure as they are today. Yet not much has been written about their role, their place in society and their rights in local conflicts.

  • What to expect in Warsaw

    On July 8-9th 2016, Poland will host the next NATO Summit. It is clear that it will need to focus on preventing a potential split in the Alliance due to the different regional perceptions of threats coming from Europe’s eastern and southern flanks.

  • Transnistrian “House of Cards”

    With the presidential election in Transnistria planned for December 11th, the situation between president Shevchuk and the oppositional Obnovlene party is becoming increasingly tense.

  • Equal partners in a united Europe

    Interview with Hans Gert Pöttering, President of the European Parliament ret. and Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Interviewer: Maciej Makulski

  • There was no revolution. There was an uprising

    Interview with Volodymyr Kostyrko and Yevhen Ravski, artists and creators of a series of paintings titled “Ukraine. Waiting for a hero”. Interviewer: Zofia Fenikowska

  • Bulgaria on course to diversify gas supply

    Bulgaria has recently moved closer to diversifying its sources of natural gas. After years of flirting with Russia over its pipeline projects on the Balkans, a 182km long gas interconnector link with Greece may do the trick. The source? Most probably Azerbaijani gas.

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